European Asylum Support Office (EASO) informs that, compared to September, October did not highlight a change in the number of asylum applications lodged in the European Union (from 42 800 in September to 43 200 in October) with total numbers remaining far below the statistics of the first months of the year.
The trends are identified with the COVID-19 virus outbreak and restricted health protection measures in the Union states.
In October, most applications were lodged by the Syrian, Afghan, Pakistani, and Colombian nationals. It is noticeable that during the reported period, there was an increase in the number of asylum applications registered among the unaccompanied minors.
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